Greek Style Kale, Farro and Blood Orange Salad

I often have salads for lunch.  They’re convenient, portable, healthy and can be made ahead.  This salad is great as a side or top with some salmon or chicken for a full meal.

I use my Shallot, Orange and Molasses Vinaigrette on this and it’s fantastic.

Greek Style Kale and Farro and Blood Orange Salad

A recipe large enough to use for a week's worth of lunches or hearty enough to top with salmon to make a great dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: blood orange, farro, feta, Kalamata olives, kale
Servings: 6
Calories: 208kcal




  • 1 15.5 oz can chick peas
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 cup farro
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cucumbers seeds removed
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1/2 cup olives i used a mix of kalamata and cerignola
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese


  • Peel cucumber and scrape out seeds. Coarsely chop
  • Wash kale and dry well, Remove ribs and cut into strips
  • Coarsely chop kale and let sit on a towel to dry while working on the rest of the salad
  • Rinse chick peas and dry on towel
  • Rinse farro and add to pot with two cups of water, some salt and olive oil
    1 cup farro, 2 cups water, 2 tsp kosher salt, 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for twenty to twenty five minutes
  • Remove pot from heat and let cool
  • Segment the orange and cut into chunks
  • Assemble the cooled farro on a plate, add the kale, orange, chick peas, feta, olives and cucumbers
    1 15.5 oz can chick peas, 1 bunch kale, 2 cucumbers, 1/2 cup olives, 1/2 cup feta cheese, 1 blood orange


Salads are my favorite lunch.  I make enough to pack some lunches for the office for a few days.  Just keep the oranges and dressing separate until you are ready to serve.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1114mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2346IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg
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